This issue of Casey Connects highlights the Casey Foundation’s commitment to helping rural families achieve economic success. It outlines the Foundation’s rural economic agenda and identifies 3 local efforts to maximize resources in rural areas. Smaller stories include a publication roundup and a spotlight on the role that mission-related deposits play in Casey’s new social investment initiative. 

December 21, 2005

Casey Connects

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    The main components of Casey’s rural economic agenda.

  2. 2

    How poverty reduction approaches differ in rural and urban areas.

  3. 3

    Three local initiatives that are benefiting rural families.

  4. 4

    How the Foundation is using mission-related deposits to drive change.

Key Takeaway

Low-income families from rural and urban areas share a common challenge: Making it financially

Nearly one in five children in rural areas are living in poverty. Enter the Casey Foundation, which has been expanding its scope beyond the population-packed cities to include small-town America. The end result is an energized effort to improve the lives of disadvantaged children no matter where they live

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations